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jon is there live for us tonight to walk us through exactly what happened there this evening. john? >>reporter: well first off everything is back to normal. the all clear was given at about 7:45 tonight. nearly 4 hours after this situation started. now just after 4:00 o'clock the san jose college dispatch got a call from someone saying they were approached by another person who had a gun. man described as wearing a white t-shirt. after that police descended on the tech center where classes and final exams were taking place. students alerted by text. some students also texted themselves from the student center and financial aid center and as precaution places swarmed that location. san jose police 911 also got a call. as a result heavily armed officers went through all 5 stories of the tech center where some journalism students were finishing their final exam. >> basically they came enthusiastic a side door the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up. drop the camera. drop whatever you are doing. and at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going
. as bad as it was. cnh proud component used in the semiconductor industry and today fire sent toxic fumes of smoke into the air. >> i think the reason we are seeing the heavy black smoke was all the combustible oil, flammable liquid and gases. >>reporter: here's what the side of the building looks like. it's completely exposed as you can see. gutted because the roof collapsed. company says it will try to resume operation just as soon as possible. >> get the people working again. but yes, it's devastating. you look at this and just amazing how fast it all went up. >> i'm devastated. i was just it's my job. i don't know what to say or what to do right now. real devastating. >>reporter: employee tried put out the fire with extinguisher. fire too big. you can see it was no. word yet as to how it started. >> extra security will be on site tomorrow at 2 cupertino schools after bomb threat forced them to close today. but this is a picture of the threat found scrawled on wall at lynn brook high school in san jose. claimed there was a bomb at mont strays high school and included a thre
. they never made it out alive. her grandparents also died in the fire. sergio quintana tells us what happened. >> she says the last time she saw her daughter was last night at bedroom time. >> she was staying with your parents? >> yes. >> reporter: just after 11:00, she noticed a fire in her brother's room. you go see the charred window an example of how ferocious the fire burned. she tried to put it out but it was too much. >> you couldn't put it out. >> she escaped along with six other family members, but her parents and her daughter did not. in the apartment downstairs, neighbors heard a commotion and quickly realized it was fire. she says she is scream, call the fire department and then rushed everyone out. three of her grandchildren were there for the weekend and they got out safely but it was scary situation. >> what did you think of that? >> it was pretty cool, i started to cry a lot. >> makes say fire teams worked fast to control the situation but they say a san jose police officer was especially heroic. he arrived on the scene quickly, yelled at neighbors to keep a safe distance and
a block. emergency crew had to use air bag and wooden block in order to raise that trolley. that's what you see the firefighters rescue crew doing there. sadly the woman has suffered life threatening injuries, we believe. but we are checking on that of course. now to a separate incident. blown transformer has shut down all metro muni lines downtown. that's the k, l and j lines. bus bridges in effect to get people around. very bad night for muni. we have more open both of these stories on 7 news leather:00 over on channel 7 and of course updates here as need be. >>> well now to the weather. much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after trio of storms. the sky 7 hd video shows some of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the area there have been problems as well in san anselmo. 30,000 gallon of raw sewage escaped from manhole. most now recovered. the problem was apparently caused by some kind of material clogging a sewer line. we can go next to the south bay where vine hill road interscott's valley in santa cruz mountains could b
, the cold front that brought us very heavy rainfall has pushed to the south of the bay area heading towards the central valley as well as southern california, still picking up some areas of rain near morgan hill, gilroy, you can see the intensity has started to lessen. a green on the map, more like blue we're looking for some light rain showers moving through that particular area. you can see near santa theresa boulevard hit and miss activity. it was crazy earlier today. look at the rainfall, four inches in some parts. mount st. helena, two inches. inch and a half in half moon bay and close to an inch for san jose. is this it? is there any more out there? we'll take a look at seven-day forecast coming up. >> ama: one of the biggest trouble spots is where parts of the creek is threatening to overflow the banks, it runs through east palo alto and menlo park and palo alto. they have been calling them warning of potential flooding in the area. at least several hundred people of east palo alto along university avenue have lost their homes. police officers are driving along neighboring streets an
is still right over us. it's stalling out right over us at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon. so the travel plans look to be messy not just the morning commute and if you have travel plans around the state, winter storm warnings covering a good portion of california. i'll be back with a look at that in just a few minutes. >> thank you gentleman big set back for house speaker boehner. revolt in the republican rank means no vote this evening on his plan b to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. in a statement boehner says the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. boehner yanking his own legislation leaves the fiscal cliff negotiations in limbo would. 11 days before most every american see as tax increase. impact causing stock to slide in asia in friday trading. congressional chaos tops brutal day of political sniping even though democrat and republican may actually not be that far apart in negotiations chtd. more open had a part of the story from jonathan karl. >>reporter: bickering you would think they are miles apa
usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically important. the department says the early storms have also replenished many of of the state's reservoirs as well. >>> so, a reminder stay with abc 7 news for are continuing coverage on our winter storms. you can track the wet weather any time with live doppler 7hd at abc7.com. we will keep you up to date. >>> moving on to other news. the health of former president george h.w. bush is a growing concern tonight. he was transferred to the intensive care unit. he has been at the medical center since last month because of a chronic cost. recently he has been fighting a high fever. this morning he was put on a liquids only diet. >> things are going well. we are obviously hoping but the medicines and treatments can help him turn things around. >> former first lady barbara bush spent christmas by mr. bush side and former president george w. bush his son is expected to visit in the coming days. well, in the east bay an oakland mother is recovering after being hit bay stray bullet while attending christmas church services. and she spok
to the fiscal cliff. stay with us. 7 news as i say is. >> raining all over the bay area as you know. here's one of the problems it caused. large tree crashing down on a carport in marin county. nobody was injured. >> trucker driving on highway 162 in mendocino county escaped giraffe huge chunk of the roadway gave way underneath his big rig. portion of the highway near cave is closed and traffic now rerouted. >> holiday tragedy in the sierra tonight. 71-year-old man died after hitting a tree on the west face of what is called k 22. he was wearing a helmet but it was not enough to save his life. >> good evening. right to sandhya with very latest on the weather. >> we are going to switch over from light rain to thunderstorms we check out live doppler 7 ht and is what develop off the coast that is most important part right now as we show you here. ill take you in and give you at bit of a closer look at the lightning strike. you see them off the coast here. not far away and they will be moving towards the bay area so this strike here is about 103 males away. i'm watching it for you. th
sides in the u.s. important ally seemed to back away. >>> in san francisco, demonstrators rallied of president morsi's power grab. they didn't want him removed from office but his actions are not how a democracy should be run. >> not accepting what is done by president morsi. we wanted more equality for all egyptians not just the muslim brotherhood. >> some of the powers granted them, power to declare emergency laws and immunity to trials. >> state consumer advocates, shipment of toxic toys from china will not be used for gifts. they seized a shipment worth $18,000. the toys contain toxic levels of a chemical that is used the in making rubber and plastics. it's especially dangerous to small chin. it's been linked to birth defects. >> and tonight marks the first day of hanukkah. hundreds packed union square to watch the menorah mark the holiday. seven more will be list through december 15th. this is the 37th year menorah lighting. >> a new theory how the dinosaurs were wiped out the face of the earth. it involves the volcano. we'll tell you what may have happened 65 million years a
's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speaker met to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until january 1st to extend the bush-era tax cuts. americans will see massive cuts to social spending. they didn't comment on the meeting today but other republicans are considering a raise in taxes for the wealthiest americans if it will help get a deal done. >> we have spun ourselves into a hole and we're not going to borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> here is what cuts could come if a deal isn't made in time. military budget would be cut by $500 billion over ten years. schools could be cut. some ideas to avoid the cliff is eliminating the tax deduction for charitable contributions and not allowing homeowners to write off mortgaged payments. >> gas prices are dropping. national
police have a warning tonight about a tactic used by cellphone thieves. there have been several reports of cellphone thefts where the suspect claims to have an emergency and asking to borrow a phone. he grabs the phone and take off. don't lend your phone to strangers and don't talk alone when you are outside. >> early voting results as egyptians voted on their constitution. also a holiday message from the first family, what they are focusing on this year. later for all you procrastinaters, learn what will get your last minute delivered on time what it will cost. where the rain is on tonight. more is on its way, leigh gl >>> president obama and his family are spending their holiday in hawaii. they arrived this morning. before they left they recorded the holiday address from the white house. the theme, joy to all including the joy of giving and joy of service and joy of homecoming. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. transition in afghanistan is under way and after a decade of war our heros are coming home. let's say a prayer for all
person and different police official tells us that person is in critical condition right now. we have a crew on the scene. we bring awe live report from the latest information tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00 o'clock. there is more breaking news. this in pittsburgh. sky 7 hd is live right now. that's what you are looking at. over a police scene near the pittsburgh bart station that we believe is part of ongoing situation that involved a somewhating at the bart station and caused delays for the system. victim was shot in the parking lot and suffered chest and elbow wound wounds. he was taken to john muir hospital. again this scene is in a neighborhood near the bart station in pittsburgh. we are still working to nail it down and figure out exactly what the connection is here but bart is back up and running normally right now. more details this hour as we get them and of course on abc 7 news at 11:00 o'clock but looking at live breaking pictures near the pittsburgh bart station tonight breaking news. >>> mean time police releasing few details on first of its kind shooting in waln
broad cast. you can get weather alerts on our twitter feed and follow us at "abc 7 news" bay area any time you wish. >>> meantime, breaking news in downtown san francisco where it was not lane falling from the sky but a manhole cover. jonathan bloom is live and third and mission streets to explain what happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out what happened after a manhole cover blew out of the ground about 45 minutes ago resulting in loud noises and very scared passerbys. it sounded like fire crackers going off. firefighters are investigating what is going on but assuming it's an electrical problem and now pg&e is on the scene. nobody was reported to be injured in the incident but it did result in traffic closures that were only minor since christmas is light traffic day. third street was closed in two blocks and mission was closed between second and fourth street. now, we see the first signs that mission street is being reopened as pg&e is on the scene and starting to investigate down inside that manhole. we just saw the smoke pouring out of manhole as they pulled it
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